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Updated December 14, 2017
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  • Certain groups can have poor work-life balance (in 1120 reviews)

  • Mid level management, review system (in 522 reviews)

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  1. "Good working environment with smart people"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good learning and working environment. Good people. Good payment. Growth. You can be the expert for the product. If you want to learn you can access to many resources.

    Cons

    Focus on one specific aspect of product. Don’t have a chance to access other aspects. If you stop learning you will not learn new things.


  2. "Application Developement"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    well organized technology company with good opportunities to grow

    Cons

    pockets of the company are managed with old style

  3. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company provides good pay and benefit.

    Cons

    Companies talks about managing effectively, but does not hold managers accountable.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time training senior managers.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Great benefits & professional development with stack ranking issues"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engagement Manager in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Engagement Manager in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Employee Benefits
    Top Brand
    Bonus
    Stock Awards

    Cons

    Your manager can make or break you
    Lots of Bureaucracy at higher levels

    Advice to Management

    People make the company great. Reward those who collaborate with others vs. those who steal the spotlight.


  5. "Great company to work for!"

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    Former Employee - Support Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Support Engineer in Richardson, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    One of the best reason to work for Microsoft is the wealth of knowledge and virtually unlimited access to team member with in the company. Escalation teams are always willing to provide insight into specifics of issues down to the code level.

    Cons

    The hiring process is very long.


  6. "Retail level"

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    Former Employee - Product Advisor in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Product Advisor in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Microsoft part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great, fun job if you love technology. Never a day in which I felt work was work. Managers were open and had a open door policy. Benefits were best I'd had.

    Cons

    Separation within employees due to background accessibility.

    Advice to Management

    Find out and end all internal struggles between coworkers


  7. "Engineer"

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    Current Contractor - Engineer in Irving, TX
    Current Contractor - Engineer in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    I really consider the entire experience a Pro

    Cons

    NONE I honestly have not noticed anything that needs to change! Great place to work.

    Advice to Management

    nothing to change

  8. "GREAT PALCE TO WORK"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, bonus, health plan.

    Cons

    Diversity is encouraged but sometimes not exercised.

    Advice to Management

    Review the metrics to measure productivity and rewards.


  9. "Great place to fine tune your skills"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Systems Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Contractor - Systems Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Wide arrange of tools and knowledge to be exposed to and great way to advance yourself in the career

    Cons

    Longevity is always a question.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Great benefits and co-workers, but bad upper-management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Microsoft full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The pay and benefits are tremendous (very hard to find anywhere else), and if you're ambitious enough, there is unlimited opportunity. They're also great, if you need time off to take care of yourself and/or your family.

    Cons

    They want nothing but ambitious leaders. Being a solid performer is not enough. The longer you're there, the bigger the bulls eye is on your back. Every year, they get rid of the "bottom 5%" of the employees, no matter how well they perform. It's a bad model. Also, training has become almost non-existent, so most of the time you're on your own to train yourself, on top of all of the many other demands on your time. It's a very high stress environment.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the "getting rid of the bottom 5%" model. Microsoft needs not just leaders, but also solid performers.


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